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John Edward Angst ’40

Published in Nov. 4, 1998, issue

Johnny Angst died Aug. 13, 1998, in Delray Beach, Fla. He grew up in Wisconsin and attended Lake Forest Academy. At Princeton he majored in economics, played JV basketball and 150-lb. football, and took part in track and field. He was business manager of the Tiger and a member of Triangle and Cottage Club. Bob Fox, Fred Rowe, Bob Woodhull, and Joe McCrudden were his roommates.

After college and WWII service in Europe, Johnny set on a successful career in the transportation industry as salesman and as an executive with American Car & Foundry, General American Transportation, and the Missouri Pacific Railroad, working in Chicago, NYC, and St. Louis. He retired in 1983 to Florida.

We recall Johnny as a well-liked college personality with a sunny and fun-loving nature. He enjoyed happy fellowship and camaraderie with classmates, friends, and associates. He possessed uncommon vitality and enthusiasm for having a good time.

He is survived by his wife, Louise; two sons, Woodruff '69 and Carlton '70; a daughter, Louise Van Landingham; and three grandchildren. To them all the class sends its profound condolences. We all will miss deeply Johnny's warm and friendly presence; his departure leaves an irreplaceable breach in the ranks of '40.

The Class of 1940

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